Heartburn: DOUBLING Risk of This Life-Threatening Disease?
If you have GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, you know how miserable it can make you.
Heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing.
And who wants to sleep sitting up for the rest of their lives?
But if you have GERD, an alarming new study revealed that heartburn and chest pain are the least of your concerns.
In fact, it could be DOUBLING your risk of this life-threatening disease.
GERD occurs when stomach acid flows back up into your esophagus.
In the short-term, it leads to the unpleasant symptoms that are the hallmark of GERD. But over the long-term, there’s a much more serious threat.
Researchers studied data on nearly 500,000 people ranging from 50 to 71 years old in the US. About 23.7 percent of them had a history of GERD.
Then they used state registry data to determine what percentage of those individuals developed one of three types of cancer:
- LSCC (laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma), a type of cancer including organs and tissue of the respiratory and upper digestive tract
- ESCC (esophageal squamous cell carcinoma), a digestive tract cancer that develops from the cells that line the esophagus
- EADC (esophageal adenocarcinoma), a cancer that develops from gland cells in the esophagus
In the 16 years following the questionnaire, people with GERD were TWICE as likely to develop one of these types of esophageal cancer.
This held true even after factoring in things like tobacco use and alcohol consumption.
And since the study was based on medical claims—and not all people experiencing GERD seek treatment from a doctor—the actual numbers are likely MUCH higher.
Overall, about 17 percent of all LSCC cases and 18 percent of all ESCC cases are connected to GERD.
This is yet another reason to get your GERD under control—but taking mainstream’s proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is NOT the way to do it.
These drugs work by suppressing your stomach acid… which is essential for breaking down food and properly absorbing its nutrients.
Instead, change up your diet by limiting acidic foods. And strengthen your esophageal sphincter (the faulty valve that allows the acid to flow back into your esophagus) by taking a magnesium supplement.
P.S. Remember how I said PPIs are NOT the way to go to treat GERD? Case in point… a heartburn drug has been found to INCREASE your arthritis risk by 44%! Click here for all of the details.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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